Deathmatch Short Story Contest Returns

Online readers decide the best fictional short story submitted.

In addition to $400 and getting their story published, the top ten winners will meet with an acclaimed book publisher, a literary agent and an award-winning writer who will provide expert guidance.

For complete guidelines, visit the website. Deadline is Dec. 21.

Websites seek interns and are hiring interns. Both sites seek students that have original ideas, can work independently, and have a passion for social media conversations and music reviews.

Applicants must be able to earn academic credit to qualify.

To apply, visit the site.

Columbia Journal seeks submissions for Winter Contest

Nonfiction, fiction, and poetry pieces may be submitted for a chance to win $500 and be published in Columbia Journal’s spring print edition.

For more information, visit the website.  Submit using the Submittable page. Deadline is Dec. 12.

Tethered by Letters’ seeks spring intern

Interns will receive firsthand experience working in the publishing industry by reading and proofreading stories. These internships are also eligible for academic credit and one intern each session is offered a full stipend.

Deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, visit the website.

Winter writing workshop in Costa Rica

Each week writers will focus on different themes such as characters, work, comedy, and self-publishing. Daily meals and yoga are included.

For complete details, visit the website.

University of Pittsburgh offers Fellowship in Creative Writing

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh has a new fellowship in Creative Writing at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. The Fellow’s primary attention will be focused on their own poetry and creative work. Eligible applicants will have a completed MFA or PhD and creative writing experience.

The two-year fellowship begins this upcoming fall. A $48,000 yearly salary and health benefits will be provided. Additionally, the fellow will teach one community workshop each year, lead seminar discussions in the Studio in African American Poetry and Poetics course, participate the interactive public forum Co-Lab, and give one public reading with a Q&A.

Applicants should send a cover letter, writing sample of up to 15 pages, and three letters of recommendation to the Submittable page. Deadline is Jan. 31.

For more information and requirement details, visit the website.

Short fiction and poetry contests seek submissions

The annual John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction are awarded to the best collections of poetry and short fiction in English by a living author.

Winners will receive $1,000 and Book Publication from BkMk Press.

Deadline is Jan. 15. For complete contest guidelines, visit the website.

Yiddish Book Center seeks creative writer for summer residency

Current or former students that are curious about connections between Jewishness and contemporary culture are eligible. Applicants do not have to identify as Jewish or write overtly “Jewish material.” Seminars will involve reading writers like Isaac Babel, Grace Paley, and Tobias Wolff, as well as some Yiddish poets. The residency will take place from July 16-23.

For more information and to apply, visit the website.  Application deadline is March 13.

The book center has a new, similar residency for authors of children’s books. Students that write picture books or chapter books, should visit the website for complete details. Deadline is April 24.


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